2018

June 2018

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia
with Andersson Dance
Barbican Centre, London

It’s easy to imagine a cool, modernist choreography made in response, with dancers in plain leotards forming chastely formal patterns, with here and there a sly nod to the dance patterns of the Baroque, and the keyboard player safely tucked away in the pit. Instead we had a thrilling reinvention of the entire piece, jointly conceived by Jonathan Morton, leader of the Scottish Ensemble, and Örjan Andersson, director of the Swedish company Andersson Dance.
The Telegraph *****

The production is quirky and lively at times, stunningly beautiful at others.  The music harmonious.
London Unattached
*****

To the trilling passages of Bach’s Variation No. 1 a dancer vigorously shakes his body, his limbs in ungainly positions. Then the string ensemble begins to shimmy too. Before long the classical strains have become the accompaniment to a chaotic opening scene. It’s a moment of pure abandon. This informal, light-hearted approach epitomises Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance’s collaboration…
The Stage
****

A thoughtful and teasing take on Bach from both dancers and musicians
The Independent ***


2017

November 2017

Premiere performances
Tabula Rasa
with Vanishing Point theatre company
Various venues, Scotland

a hypnotic hybrid that is in equal parts monologue and classical recital
The Times ****

The sheer lack of glamour in Peter’s story […] forces us, like Goldsmith’s character, to make our own journey into the heart of the sound, and into its intense and beautiful conversation between human consciousness and the universe.
The Scotsman ****

In this cross-artform collaboration between Vanishing Point theatre company and the Scottish Ensemble […] Goldsmith’s punchlines come through four pieces by Estonian composer Arvo Part. With the Scottish Ensemble playing them live, as Goldsmith stands among the twelve musicians, it looks like they might have been conjured from her own mind in order to offer some kind of solace.
The Herald ****

The innovative Scottish Ensemble, just off the plane from Shanghai after performing their Goldberg Variations with Andersson Dance, continues to push boundaries. 
Bachtrack ****

June 2017

Eastern Europe Express with Bartosz Woroch at Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (The Scotsman)
Eastern Europe Express with Bartosz Woroch at Caird Hall, Dundee (Dundee Courier)
Eastern Europe Express with Bartosz Woroch at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack)

March 2017

Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer at Oran Mor, Glasgow (The Herald)
Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer at Caird Hall, Dundee (Bachtrack)
Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (The Scotsman)

February 2017

Music is Power with Alina Ibragimova at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (The Guardian)
Music is Power with Alina Ibragimova at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow (The Herald)
Music is Power with Alina Ibragimova at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow (Bachtrack)


2016

December 2016


Ascent: Concerts by Candlelight at Wellington Church, Glasgow
(The Herald)
Ascent: Concerts by Candlelight at Caird Hall, Dundee (Dundee Courier)

November 2016

Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Tramway (The Guardian)
Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Tramway (The Herald)
Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Tramway (The Scotsman)
Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Tramway (Bachtrack)

October 2016

Transfigured Night at Perth Concert Hall (The Herald)

September 2016

American Life at Glasgow Royal Concert Halls (The Herald)
American Life at Caird Hall, Dundee (Dundee Courier)

June 2016

RECORDING: Debussy and Takemitsu for strings (The Guardian)
Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Oval Space, London (The Times)
Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Oval Space, London (Financial Times)
Scottish Ensemble & Anna Meredith: Anno at Oval Space, London (The Cusp)

March 2016
South Atlantic Crossings with Gabriela Montero at Caird Hall, Dundee (The Courier)
South Atlantic Crossings with Gabriela Montero at Caird Hall, Dundee
(Bachtrack)
South Atlantic Crossings with Gabriela Montero at City Halls, Glasgow (The Herald)

February 2016

Quintets at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh (The Scotsman)
Quintets at The Merchant’s House, Glasgow (The Herald)
Quintets at Mareel, Shetland (Shetland News)

2015

December 2015

Three Pärts Bach at Wellington Church, Glasgow (The Scotsman)
Three Pärts Bach at Wellington Church, Glasgow (The Herald)
Three Pärts Bach at St. John’s Kirk, Perth (Bachtrack)

November 2015

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia at Dance City, Newcastle (The Guardian)
Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia at Tramway, Glasgow (The Herald)
Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia at Tramway, Glasgow (Fjord Review)
Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia at Music Hall, Aberdeen (Bachtrack)

October 2015

In Schubert’s Company with Maxim Rysanov at Caird Hall, Dundee (Dundee Courier)
RCS Ensemble Week at RCS, Glasgow (The Herald)

September 2015

Scottish Ensemble win friends with spirited Bucharest debut (The Herald)

May 2015

SE Songbook at The Old Fruitmarket (The Herald)
SE Songbook at The Old Fruitmarket (TV Bomb)

February 2015

RECORDING: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky, Linn Records (The Herald)
RECORDING: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky, Linn Records (The Observer)
RECORDING: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky, Linn Records (The Telegraph)
RECORDING: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky, Linn Records (The Times)
RECORDING: Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky, Linn Records (Gramophone)
Sax Serenade with Amy Dickson at City Halls, Glasgow (The Herald)
Sax Serenade with Amy Dickson at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (Bachtrack)